Archie Has Arrived

Archie Graham arrived at Emerald Downs at 5:30 am this morning.

He appears to be in good health, although a bit on the thin side. Sharon will work on putting together a diet designed to put on some additional pounds.

He’ll go to the track in the coming days and we’ll have a better idea of how he is adapting to the dirt surface.

He’s a quirky horse with a playful personality. He was particularly fond of having his forehead scratched. Video below (visit www.emeraldracingclub.com to view video, won’t play in email).

Orientation and Kick-Off Party

Opening weekend is Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10.

We have organized a little orientation, Emerald Ed and…wait for it…party!

Who: You! (and a guest)

What: Emerald Racing Club Orientation, Emerald Ed & Party

When: Sunday, April 10, begins 12 noon

Where: Emerald Room – 4th Floor Emerald Downs (take either elevator from the first floor lobby)

Schedule:

  • 11 am – Archie Graham to train on the track (tentative)
  • 11:30 am – Check-in
  • 12 noon – Orientation
  • 1 pm – Emerald Ed – Emerald Downs’ Dir. of Publicity, Vince Bruun, and Jacob “the professor” Pollowitz will be giving a crash course on how to read the form, handicap, and watch a race. The added bonus: they will be using Archie Graham’s last race.
  • 2 pm – Party will transition to the View Room (right off the Emerald Room) with free Clubhouse Seating.
  • 2:15 pm – Live racing starts!
  • 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Buffet laid out in Emerald Room
  • The Emerald Room and View Room are reserved for Emerald Racing Club all day so you are free to float in and out as you wish.

No cost for Emerald Racing Club members and guest. If you have additional guests you’d like to bring, they may join you for the party. Additional tickets will be $20 and can be purchased at the door. BUT – you need to email me by Wednesday, April 6 (emeraldracingclub@gmail.com) so we can account for food.

Reminder: You must be licensed by Sunday, April 10. You’ll need to show your license in order to receive your Emerald Racing Club Lanyard.

Can’t make it?

Don’t worry, I will post a recap of the Orientation here on the blog for those unable to attend.

Additional questions? Post in comments below or email me at emeraldracingclub@gmail.com.

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19 thoughts on “Archie Has Arrived

  1. Welcome to Washington, Archie!!
    I recall meeting another Emerald Racing Club horse the morning she arrived at Em Downs…❤️!
    Nobody told me sometimes a horse claims YOU!

      • Hi Chris! Anelina is doing really well!!! We are not ready to show just yet but having so much fun and learning a lot!! Will you be at opening day?

      • So glad you’re having fun with her, that’s the important part! I plan to be there Sunday, but not Saturday. Hope to see you there, if not Sunday, then another time.

  2. We are out of town until the 18th….and Grace is not licensed this year (if she needs to renew)?

    Boris Castellanos
    Allegra Properties
    (206)812-7812

  3. Hi Sophia, Thanks for putting the party together. I would like to RSVP for four people and I will pay for the additional two when we arrive. Thanks again Sophia and I look forward to seeing you and Archie on the 10th! Brad Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2016 21:41:15 +0000 To: bmeyer62@hotmail.com

  4. So I was reading the post again- I have a question…. I`ve noticed that the 2 horses we claimed ( TW and Archie ) were both on the lean side. Is this something they do at Golden Gate?

    • No particular to Golden Gate but perhaps more indicative of horses that have been campaigning consistently without a break. Thinness can be attributed to a variety of things, diet is the first place to start.

      • I`m so glad we have him- Sharon and Larry take such GREAT care of all the horses!!!

  5. Hi Sophia!

    I thought I read somewhere there were weekday times we could visit the barn, but now I can’t find the info.

    Did I dream that?

    Thank you!

    Kathy

    P.S. Will you be there Sunday?

    Sent from my iPhone

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  6. We are looking forward to the orientation. Ward and Karen Brown. Rereading the notice it looks like you do not need confirmation for us (only additional guests) but I want to be sure we are admitted!

    On Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 2:41 PM, Emerald Racing Club wrote:

    > Sophia McKee posted: “Archie Graham arrived at Emerald Downs at 5:30 am > this morning. He appears to be in good health, although a bit on the thin > side. Sharon will work on putting together a diet designed to put on some > additional pounds. He’ll go to the track in the coming ” >

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